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Friday, August 18, 2017


What happens on August 21st? It’s a red-letter day here at Prairie Rose Publications! That’s the day PRP opened our doors and Livia and I started this wonderful adventure together—and along the way we have met some new friends and realized our own dreams while (hopefully!) helping other authors make some hopes and dreams of their own come true in the process!

It’s also the FORTY-FIRST anniversary of some very dear people—James and Livia Reasoner! Talk about a match made in heaven—the stars were aligned when these two met!

And…speaking of heaven and stars—it’s Eclipse Day!

So to celebrate these wonderful happenings, we thought we would have a sale on some of our most excellent books and offer some reading bargains that are…out of this world!

We’ll be featuring different books that are part of the .99 sale—and some of them are FREE—here at the blog each day, but ALL of the books are on sale from Friday, August 18, through Monday, August 21. There are some great book bargains here for the entire family, so don’t wait—grab them while they’re FREE or .99!

Who loves a good science fiction story? Author Michael E. Gonzales’s debut novel, UNBORN GALAXY: DARK MOON RISING, is the perfect book to lead off with in our ECLIPSE SALE! It’s available now through Monday for only .99!
When a quake cracks the Moon apart and swallows a habitat with eight people inside, their survival is threatened. Sergeant Hugh Pacherd takes command of the group. Hugh discovers he's on shaky footing, battling not only the elements, but the many powerful emotions at play within the band of survivors--envy, hatred, insanity, and love.

They awaken the still-conscious but disembodied minds of ancient aliens who could be their salvation—or the death of planet Earth. Nothing is as it seems—not even the valiant soldier. Nevertheless, he is determined to save the band of humans, from a DARK MOON RISING...

Ready for some medieval romance? We’ve got two great selections lined up for our ECLIPSE SALE from two stellar authors—Keena Kincaid and Lindsay Townsend!

Keena’s novel, ANAM CARA, is available through Monday FREE!

Bran ap Owen knows it’s “once to die, then the judgment,” but his hell is to live again and again until he rights an ancient wrong. Unlike other souls caught up on the karmic wheel, he remembers the past—and he always remembers her—his ANAM CARA. Liza of Carlisle knows nothing of the vow trapping her in Bran’s judgment, yet when he walks into her inn, their instant connection is unnerving. She fights her heart, knowing instinctively this wanderer could destroy the life she loves.

They both stand to lose everything dear to them in their lives, including one another…again… Can Bran stop the death of his brother? Will he finally be able to make things right with Liza, his ANAM CARA…his unforgettable forever love?

Lindsay Townsend’s double set, TO LOVE A KNIGHT, is two novellas that dovetail with some unforgettable characters, romance, and action! Available now for only .99!

These two wonderful tales of Fourteenth-Century London will delight and entertain you to the very last page. While Isabella risks losing the love of her life in order to save her son in MISTRESS ANGEL, her friend Amice must guard her heart carefully to protect her own life, and that of the man she loves in AMICE AND THE MERCENARY. Court intrigue, dangerous liaisons, and passionate love await...

Do you love contemporary romance? We’ve got a couple of great offerings for you from Vella Munn and B.J. Betts.

Vella Munn’s MIDNIGHT SUN is FREE now through Monday, and it’s one of those stories you won’t want to pass up with a misunderstood hero and a heroine who is determined to get to the bottom of things!

When Brand Lockwood barely survives a building collapse, memories of trying to rescue other survivors haunt him. He vows never again to be a victim of another man’s negligence and greed—and to actively pursue the builder he feels was responsible for the collapse. Kara Richardson isn’t going to sit by and let her father be slandered as an incompetent contractor. She goes right to the man who has brought her father so much misery and ruined his life—Brand Lockwood—and applies for a job with his firm.

B.J. Betts’s story, SAIGON MOON, is a bittersweet love story that takes place during the Vietnam War. Also .99 through Monday!

Rick Jameson leaves his small Iowa town for the jungles of Viet Nam expecting to come home and marry his high school sweetheart, Vickie Richards. But when he receives a “Dear John” letter with her engagement ring enclosed, Rick decides to be the biggest badass Marine the Viet Cong have ever dealt with. After all…what does he have to live for now? On one suicide mission too many, Rick is shot and left for dead, only to be discovered by a young Vietnamese girl, Hang Le. Now that the war is over, will Rick and Hang Le be able to rekindle the love they had to turn their backs on so long ago?

Do you love anthologies? They’re a great way to get a sample of many writers all in one place—and at PRP, we love to put some entertaining anthologies together of all kinds. Here are a few you might like, and the price is RIGHT!
Memories from Maple Street, U.S.A.—Leaving Childhood Behind is a nostalgic collection of trues stories about that moment when we realized we were growing up. Right now, this anthology is FREE! We think you’ll enjoy this first of three in the set as you travel back to childhood days with some excellent authors and share the “turning point” in their lives.

Growing up is a miraculous time. The journey from the freedom of childhood to the workaday life of becoming an adult is filled with both poignancy and wonder. Fond memories of pedaling bikes through honeysuckle-scented streets with a pack of neighborhood friends and playing “kick the can” and stickball on warm summer evenings alight with fireflies are accompanied by the inevitable loss of people and places dear to the heart—and a seminal moment when we know we’re leaving childhood behind. These are the stories of a turning point—when the world shifted, and nothing would ever be the same. In this first collection of the MEMORIES FROM MAPLE STREET, U.S.A., series, Sundown Press brings you real-life stories, from the touching to the humorous, the inspirational to the adventurous, and a wonderful group of childhood memories you’ll never forget.

How about some good old fashioned historical western romance short stories? Well, look no further than the first anthology ever published by PRAIRIE ROSE PUBLICATIONS—one we are extremely proud of! WISHING FOR A COWBOY has an all-star line-up of western historical romance authors—and through Monday, this collection can be yours for only .99! With recipes included, this anthology has it all!
Cowboys, kisses and love in the holiday air make for a special recipe in each of these wonderful new stories. Christmas miracles can happen when you're WISHING FOR A COWBOY! *A Christmas Miracle* by Phyliss Miranda Acceptance comes not through frosty eyes, but from the warmth of loving hearts. *Outlaw's Kiss* by Cheryl Pierson A long-ago schooldays crush is rekindled by an Outlaw*s Kiss that sparks true love, and a new future for Jake Morgan and Talia Delano. *A Husband for Christmas* by Sarah J. McNeal A haunting night of horror and a wish for a new life. *Peaches* by Kathleen Rice Adams When a strong-willed schoolteacher invades an irascible rancher*s Texas range, not even the spirit of Christmas may be able to prevent all-out war. *A Gift for Rhoda* by Jacquie Rogers A mail-order bride disaster! *Her Christmas Wish* by Tracy Garrett Her only wish for Christmas was the man who left her behind. *Covenant* by Tanya Hanson Can a Christmas blizzard ignite love gone cold? *Charlie's Pie* by Livia J. Washburn A wounded man, a desperate woman, a gang of ruthless outlaws...and the best pecan pie in Parker County

And don’t forget the younger readers in your family! We have MANY wonderful selections for them, as well! Here’s a couple of offerings you can’t leave behind!

Finding the Sky is a boxed set of 4 stories about Jo Harper, a young girl growing up in the vast Wyoming Territory at the turn of the century—the 20th century, that is! Available now for .99!

Twelve-year old Jo Harper thought 1910 would be another boring year in the Wyoming range town of Willowby, Wyoming. Then tough-talkin' pistol-shootin' Abby Drake came to town and made Jo a deputy law and order woman... Collecting four exciting Jo Harper novellas, Finding the Sky pits Jo and her friends against cattle rustlers, outlaws, a bank robber and a tinhorn gambler. With explosions of fire, flaming arrows, and a wild ride in a Model-T, Jo's introspective, early 20th Century life will never again be the same.

Got a young horse lover in your family? If so, GINGER: ORPHAN FILLY by iconic western author Frank Roderus is available now FREE through Monday.
A filly has lost its mother and will be killed if Leonard and his sister, Lynn, don’t step in and save her. But talking their parents into letting them raise an orphan filly isn’t easy! They know nothing about horses, but they want to save Ginger and make her their own. Taking care of sweet Ginger brings the Dawkins kids more excitement—and love—than they ever could have imagined.

PSSSSSTT!!! FINDING THE SKY and GINGER: ORPHAN FILLY are all tales that can be thoroughly enjoyed by ANY age—10-100! Don’t let them fool ya!

And speaking of stories that appeal to all ages, here’s another one.

BUST OUT by W.M. Shockley is a wonderful “coming of age” story that will have you on the edge of your seat and touch your heart. At .99, it’s a “steal”!

A bank robbery goes awry when Buddy, one of the outlaws, decides to kill the teller and is caught. His accomplice Merle manages to get away, and Buddy sends a prostitute to find Merle and hatch a plan to free him. When Merle shows up, he realizes he’s been framed, and in the chaos of escaping, he snatches twelve-year-old Reuben Solomon as a hostage.

This is the beginning of his big adventure and a new life. As they ride together, Merle teaches Reuben the things the boy’s alcoholic father should have taught him—until Reuben begins to think maybe he might not want to go back to his old life. When Reuben returns home, it’s just as bad as before—even worse, since he’s learned about the world outside of Shasta. When he receives a gift from Merle, he knows he must head back out to find him.

Last but not least on our first day of the ECLIPSE SALE, I want to mention a good ol’ fashioned western historical romance—which was, after all, what got Livia and me up and at ’em with this wild idea of ours to open our PRP and Imprints doors!

INTO THE LAND OF SHADOWS by Kristy McCaffrey was one of our earliest publications and it’s a story that has stayed with me from the day I first read it. Snap it up for only .99 NOW—because it is one you’ll want to put right on your Kindle Keeper Shelf!

Kate Kinsella has no choice but to go after Charley Barstow and talk some sense into him. After all, he’s skipped town, leaving a string of broken hearts and his pregnant fiancée, Agnes McPherson. But Kate didn’t count on being kidnapped by a band of criminals along the way! Ethan Barstow is hot on his younger brother’s trail, too. He rescues Kate, believing her to be Charley’s fiancée, and suggests they try to find him together. Kate’s reluctance has him baffled. All hell breaks loose when they discover Charley in search of a copper mine—not wishing to be found by anyone; certainly not Kate! But, then, Kate was always trouble—and now she’s brought it to his doorstep, with tales of a pregnant fiancée and his brother Ethan, who he hasn’t seen in five years. Can Ethan and Kate ever find their own love and happiness with one another through the dark deception and hurt? Or will they both return INTO THE LAND OF SHADOWS…

We have a whole slew of books available for FREE or .99 for these next four days, and we’ll feature some here on the blog every day—but just remember, THEY'RE ALL ON SALE OR FREE FOR THE ENTIRE TIME STARTING TODAY! JUST TAKE A LOOK BELOW!



  1. Looks amazing - such a wonderful array of books! I've tweeted it

    1. Thank you, Lindsay! We have so many excellent offerings here--and I can say...I've read every single one of them! LOL!

  2. Oh, I'm psyched! Time to catch up. What a wonderful way to celebrate a 'red-letter' day. The stars definitely aligned for so many people on the 21st. Happy Anniversary to James & Livia, PRP. Enjoy the eclipse then relax and read. Doris

    1. Yep, lots of good reads to stock up on, Doris! And yes, a very happy anniversary to James and Livia, for sure!

    2. Thank you Doris. It was definitely my lucky day in more ways than one.

  3. Looking great, Cheryl! Congratulations on your one year anniversary!

    1. Thank you, Maggie! You made me realize I didn't put the number of years of PRP's anniversary in the blog! It's our FOUR year anniversary -- hard to believe! We've been so lucky and blessed to have the stars align for us!

  4. Happy Anniversary to Prairie Rose Publishing. I am thrilled to be part of this wonderful company. I am wishing PRP many more years of publishing success. Also, best wishes and a very Happy Anniversary to James & Livia. I hope you have many more years of wedded bliss and writing adventures. This is a fantastic array of books to choose from. A readers dream come true.

    1. Barb, we are thrilled to have you and your wonderful books, too! Thank you for being part of the PRP family!

    2. Thank you Barb. We are lucky we have so many wonderful authors like yourself join PRP. Thank you also for the anniversary wishes. It sure was my lucky day.

  5. Looks good, ladies. Congratulations to everyone, especially James & Livia.

  6. Happy Anniversary to all! I love a celebration. Thank you for letting me be a part of the Prairie Rose family. Best of luck with all future endeavors!

    1. Patti, we are so glad to have you with us here at PRP! Margarita and the Hired Gun is one of my all-time favorite books.

  7. Happy Anniversary to PRP!! Seems like yesterday you and Livia opened your doors. You've brought so many wonderful books into the world. Bless you both!!

    1. Thank you, Kristy! We couldn't have done it without all you wonderful, wonderful authors and the stories you brought to life!

  8. Happy 4th Anniversary to PRP, Cheryl and Livia! Thank you for such a wonderful offering of books on sale this weekend.

    1. Thank you, Stacey! The only reason we can do this is because of our family of wonderful authors!

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    1. Leeanne, so glad you stopped by and commented--hope you find some wonderful reads here you'll enjoy!

  10. What a great assortment and fantastic sale to celebrate the eclipse. And the 4th anniversary. Congrats to all at PRP and a huge thanks for all you do for all of us authors. I love it here and so enjoy reading all the terrific books by all.